TOLEDO (WTVG) - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Hundreds of thousands of American women will be diagnosed with it this year, and more than 40,000 will die of it.
A local charitable foundation started in memory of our Lissa Guyton's sister works to help those who have a loved one or who are living with a cancer diagnosis themselves. There's an event this week to help continue that work.
Margaret Guyton Stout was 42-years-old when she died of breast cancer in 2011. Her nickname was Lambie and her love of helping others is very much alive today thanks to the charitable foundation that was started in her memory.
Lambie's Legacy hosts a fundraiser every year. Money raised is used to help various charities in the community. Shelly Jamieson is the Honorary Chair of this year's event. The Toledo Clinic Foundation is the beneficiary. The Toledo Clinic Foundation helps people who are receiving treatment with non-medical expenses. That help includes covering everything from utilities to rent or mortgage payments.
The event is called Cocktails for a Cause, and this year's theme is Pretty In Pink. It's this Friday at Toledo Country Club. The goal is to raise about $80,000, money that will stay right here in this community.
We've posted links if you'd like to learn more about the event or the work of Lambie's Legacy.